ADA Compliance

Royal Clipper Cares About Accessibility


If you have difficulty learning about or booking our hotel, we invite you to contact us via telephone or email and our friendly staff will gladly assist you.

[email protected] / (757) 428-8992

Hotel Accessibility / Website Accessibility

Hotel Accessibility

Royal Clipper Inn and Suites consists of three buildings each with differing accessibility challenges.  The office is a freestanding building located at the front of the property.  The building was designed and built in the 60’s and is built on a concrete base about 18” off the parking level.  To access the office there is a step up from the porte-cochere.

The front guest building consists of rooms on five stories. That building is served by a central elevator and two stairwells. Due to the placement of the elevator tower there is not ample room for a wheelchair to approach the elevator in the small vestibule between the building and the elevator entrance.  The vending area also presents challenges as it is located up one step from the sidewalk.  The sidewalk is accessible from the north side as it is even with the city sidewalk on that side.  The south side is two steps up from a service road. 

3 Rooms With Accessibility Features

The three guest rooms that are most easily accessed from the city sidewalk and are level with our sidewalk have limited accessibility features. These three rooms have the following features:

Each of these more accessible rooms has a lowered door viewer as well as lowered garment rack.
A wheelchair accessible counter with a sink is located outside the bathroom.
Due to the small size of the bathroom is not accessible by wheelchair.

The rear building is 3 stories and is served by a stairwell on either end.  There is no elevator servicing that building. As with the other building there are steps from the service road to our sidewalk but the north side is accessible from the city sidewalk.  There are several rooms that are level with our sidewalk. 

The door viewers have been lowered and a lower garment shelf has been provided. These units are two room suites but due to the narrow hallway neither the bathroom nor the bedroom are accessible.  The front room does have a fold out sofa bed. 
Hearing impaired smoke detectors are available by request.
Guest room televisions have closed captioning.
Service animals are welcome at Royal Clipper Inn and Suites.

Website Accessibility

Royal Clipper Inn & Suites strives to make our website accessible. Royal Clipper Inn & Suites is committed to diversity, inclusion, and meeting the needs of all of our customers, including those with disabilities. We are continually improving our website to comply with the accessibility guidelines in WCAG 2.0 AA. Further accessibility efforts are under way and we continue to update our website to improve accessibility. In the meantime, if the format of any material on our web pages interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact us to request assistance or if you have questions or comments about our web sites’ accessibility. Please call 757-428-8992, e-mail [email protected].


Optimize the way you view your web browser. If you have difficulty in reading The Royal Clipper Inn & Suites website on your screen, you may be able to change the settings on your browser to help you improve readability and visibility of each webpage: Learn about the Accessibility features of these major Internet Browsers below:

Mozilla Firefox : Click Here for Mozilla Firefox Accessibility Features

Google Chrome : Click Here for Google Accessibility Features

Internet Explorer : Click Here for Microsoft Internet Explorer Ease of Access Options

Apple Safari : Click Here for Apple Accessibility Support


This hotel website for The Royal Clipper Inn & Suites is designed to be fully accessible to all and is designed according to W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and conforms to most priority checkpoints which entail some of the following elements:


HTML heading tags are used to convey the document structure. Navigation menus are tagged as HTML maps so that the menu title can be read out, and the menu items are presented as a group. Please see our Site Map for easy navigation at:


All content images include descriptive ALT attributes and all purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.


The following tools and services are available for free to assist you with viewing and interacting with our website:

Click Here for HTML Validator, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.

Click Here for Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer, a tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.

Click Here for Lynx, a free text-only web browser.